Ryan Johnston

Ryan Johnston

Tech

Philadelphia launches $17 million free-internet campaign

by • 1 week ago

A new initiative supported by Comcast and T-Mobile is the first phase of a digital equity program the city says will use public-private partnerships for “reimagining public technology access services.”

Training

For pandemic recovery, STIR Labs to match universities with state and local agencies

by • 1 week ago

A new program launched by the civic tech company CityInnovate, called STIR Labs, seeks to match state and local government agencies with nearby universities that can help solve upcoming challenges, such as economic recovery.

Tech

Tech upgrades could save Chicago millions, a working group found

by • 2 weeks ago

One estimate shows savings of more than $225 million if the city government moves its legacy IT systems to cloud-based storage and management systems.

Tech

California Gov. Newsom unveils unemployment-tech 'strike team'

by • 2 weeks ago

The new team includes Code For America Founder Jennifer Pahlka, who will help streamline an outdated process that has resulted in what Gov. Gavin Newsom called an "unacceptable" claims backlog.

Training

Digital playbooks offer governments pandemic relief strategies

by • 3 weeks ago

The data management company BrightHive developed two guides to help governments improve the digital components of their COVID-19 responses.

Culture

Coronavirus response is more culture than technology, says one CIO

by • 4 weeks ago

Maintaining a positive and agile IT culture is at least as important as the technologies that officials oversee, said San Antonio's Craig Hopkins.

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